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Sylvia’s Home Journal
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Sylvia’s Home Journal

Quarto. 12 parts bound in one volume. Ward, Lock, & Co. London 1880. xxx, 518pp; 12 hand coloured plates "The Newest French Fashions" for each month printed by Lefevre and published by Goubaud et Fils. With the subscribers' inserts: the cut out patterns have never been used. Large folding Fashion Sheet January 1880, Madam Adele Letellier: collar, cape, pocket and cuffs in connection with our Cut-out pattern of a Lady's Ulster; Large folding fashion sheet February 1880, Madame Adele Letellier: needlework patterns; Large folding fashion sheet March 1880, Madame Adele Letellier: Sleeve, Cuff and Collar patterns; Cut out paper pattern of ladies bodice; Lage folding sheet of Needlework Patterns April 1880; Large folding sheet of Crewel Designs April 1880; Cut out paper pattern Tight fitting jacket for Spring wear; Tryptich large coloured folding extra presentation plate of Summer Fashions; Large folding Fashion Sheet May 1880; Full sized patterns for Lady's Petticoat Bodice, High and Low, Lady's Camisole, Lady's Petticoat Band and Gentleman's Collar and Cuff; Cut out pattern Ladies Pinafore Polonais; Large folding Fashion Sheet June 1880, Needlework Patterns June 1880; Large folding pattern for Fashionable Hood with embroidery design suitable for beading or Crewels; Cut out paper pattern: The Langtry Hood; Large folding fashion sheet July 1880; Diagram sheet for Little Boy's Sailor Suit, (closed tear); Cut out pattern for a Little Fichu Cape; [The large pattern sheet was discontinued from the August issue] Cut out paper pattern: Lawn Tennis Apron; Cut out paper pattern for the Jersey Bodice; Cut out paper pattern for a Casaquin Jacket; Cut out paper pattern for the New Mantle, "The Smock"; 3 colour litho plates: Order of the Household, Golden Rules for Cooks, 1881 calendar (some adhesion marks and small hole); Cut out paper pattern for a short Princess Dress. Numerous adverts and engravings. Later cloth, gilt lettering to spine, boards mottled. Some light spotting, and toning to monthly titlepages, p.xi (adverts) corner torn with loss. Occasional chipping to edges. Sylvia's Home Journal was a magazine of "fiction and entertaining literature, music, poetry, fine arts, fashions, and useful and ornamental needlework." Directed toward a young, female, middle-class audience and covering fashion, needlework, recipes and household management tips. A number of novels and short stories were first serialized in Sylvia's Home Journal. The British Library holding of Sylvia's Home Journal (P.P.5149.m.) was destroyed in World War II.

$113.48

Mary Howitt. An autobiography. In two volumes.
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Mary Howitt. An autobiography. In two volumes.

By Howitt, Mary & Howitt, Margaret (ed.)

2 volumes. Royal octavo. Wm. Isbister Limited. London. 1889. Two mounted tissue guarded Woodburytype photo frontispieces, 33 illustrations. xviii, (1), 326pp.; ix, (1), 370pp. Half speckled calf, renewed to spines, marbled boards, gilt lettering, rules and floral and foliar edging. Marbled endpapers. Light shelf wear to edges and rubbing to corners. Light spotting to endpapers. A handsome bright crisp set. Mary Howitt (1799-1888) Poet, writer, journalist, translator, editor of numerous books. Wife of William, "The Howitts had been all their lives great wanderers; they would journey for weeks or months at a time, chiefly on foot, through England, Wales, or Scotland, and the Continent, and knew intimately and minutely every place they wrote about. Their literary industry was marvellous, as is shown by appended list of books. Mary Howitt's name was attached, either as author, editor, or translator, to 110 works." (Evelyn Noble Armitage) A beautifully written vivid literary autobiography.

$113.48

Granite Island. A portrait of Corsica
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Granite Island. A portrait of Corsica

By Carrington, Dorothy

First edition. Longman. London. 1971. Octavo. xiii, (1), 336pp. 29 monochrome illustrations. Map. Original cloth, gilt to spine. Original protected unclipped dust wrapper, two small closed tears to top edge, minor rubbing to top corner, slight fading to spine. Bookplate of Clare Tritton McLaren (Clare McLaren Throckmorton of Coughton Court) to ffep. Frederica Dorothy Violet Carrington (Lady Rose) (1910 - 2002) MBE, FRHS. Leading scholar and writer on the history and culture of Corsica.

$100.13

Tea leaves: being a collection of letters and documents relating to the shipment of tea to the American Colonies in the year 1773, by the East India Tea Company
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Tea leaves: being a collection of letters and documents relating to the shipment of tea to the American Colonies in the year 1773, by the East India Tea Company

By Drake, Francis S.

Subscribers' edition. A.O.Crane. Boston. 1884. Small 4to. clxxxiv, (2) 189-375pp. 20 portraits, 8 illustrations, 50 facsimile autographs. Subscription copy No.24. Original pictorial cloth, gilt lettering to spine, Rubbed to spine. Corners bumped. Lightly toned. Inscribed dedication to Mary Elizabeth Darling from her affectionate brothers George E. and Douglas B. Foster, with associated genealogical material tipped in to fep and ffep, plus genealogical tree of the Foster family of Boston Massachusetts loosely inserted. "Samuel Foster" denoted lightly in pencil on xciii. Mary Elizabeth Darling (maiden name Foster), (1852-1950) Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where many eminent Bostonians including the Foster family moved after March 1776 when the British evacuated Boston. Writer, founder of womens' mutual and intellectual organisations. Wife of the citrus grower, Lorenzo Franklin Darling, of Shamel House, (aka The Haunted House), Arlington Avenue, Riverside, California (originally also of Boston and Nova Scotia). Riverside was founded in 1870 as a utopian colony dedicated to education and culture. Mary Darling had great influence on the development of Riverside. The Mary Elizabeth Darling Collection, Riverside, California.

$166.89

The poets\' daughters. Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge
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The poets' daughters. Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge

By Waldegrave, Katie

First edition. Hutchinson. London. 2013. Octavo. xvi, 416pp. Illustrations. Near fine in original dust wrapper.

$13.35

Vanishing Africa
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Vanishing Africa

By Ricciardi, Mirella

Revised edition. Collins. London. 1974. Large quarto. 87pp. 212 photo plates. Original cloth in vg d/w. In the original cream slipcase, slightly soiled.

$46.73

Nomads of Niger
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Nomads of Niger

By Beckwith, Carol & Offelen, Marion Van

First edition. Harry N. Abrams. New York. 1983. Large quarto. 224pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. Original cloth in vg d/w. Carol Beckwith, the American photographer, and Marion van Offelen, the Belgian anthropologist, met in 1979 in Kenya. For the next two years they lived with the Wodaabe, learning their language and following their migrations, on foot and by camel, to record their nomadic tradition. This extraordinary book is the first to be published about the Wodaabe of sub-Saharan Africa.

$46.73

The sword in Anglo-Saxon England.
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The sword in Anglo-Saxon England.

By Davidson, H. R. Ellis

First edition. Clarendon Press. Oxford. 1962. xxvii, 237pp. 16 plates. Original blue cloth, gilt to spine. Edges lightly spotted. A nice copy. Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (1914-2006) English antiquarian and academic, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquities.

$46.73

A summer ride through Western Tibet.
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A summer ride through Western Tibet.

By Duncan, Jane E.

First edition. Smith, Elder & Co. London. 1906. Octavo. xviii, 341pp. 2pp publisher's ads. Photo frontis., 30 further photo plates, text illustrations, including musical notation, folding map of Jummoo and Kashmir. Original olive green cloth, gilt to spine, blind edge rules. Slight fraying to head of spine. Edges untrimmed. Endpapers and edges toned, closed short tear to upper margin of title page repaired. Occasional spotting. Hinges cracked but firm. Bookplate ex libris Augustine Healy, engraved by Agry of Paris.

$400.53

Hindostan, Its landscapes, palaces, temples, tombs; the shores of the Red Sea; and the sublime and romantic scenery of the Himalaya Mountains illustrated in a series of views drawn by Turner, Stanfield, Prout, Cattermole, Roberts, Allom, etc.
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Hindostan, Its landscapes, palaces, temples, tombs; the shores of the Red Sea; and the sublime and romantic scenery of the Himalaya Mountains illustrated in a series of views drawn by Turner, Stanfield, Prout, Cattermole, Roberts, Allom, etc.

By Roberts, Emma

Fisher, Son & Co., The Caxton Press, Angel Street, St. Martin's-Le-Grand, London. [1845-47] Two volumes. Quarto. First editions. 128pp. Engraved half title, engraved frontispiece plate, 50 further engraved plates; Engraved half title, engraved frontispiece plate, 47 further engraved plates, 104pp. The 99 plates are by Turner, Stanfield, Prout, Cattermole, Roberts and Allom. Contemporary half maroon morocco, spines in six compartments with raised bands, gilt double rule emphasis and gilt lettering. Marbled boards. Top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. Silk bookmarks. Some variable spotting/foxing. A very attractive set. Provenance: Armorial book plate of Fothergill to fep of each volume.

$1001.33

Owls Nest. A tribute to Sarah Elliott Perkins by her granddaughter
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Owls Nest. A tribute to Sarah Elliott Perkins by her granddaughter

By Cunningham, Edith Perkins

Printed at the Riverside Press. For Private Distribution. Cambridge, Mass. 1907. 8vo. [xi], 323pp. Frontis., 12 further plates, tissue guarded, 2 folding genealogical tables. Half morocco, marbles boards. Spine in six compartments, each boxed in gilt, gilt lettering and date. Marbled endpapers. Silk bookmark. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Inscribed by the author to Mrs von Mohl to ffep, dated February 1908. 1955 inscription "from Papa". Bookplate of Wanda von Mohl to front pastedown. Wanda von Mohl (née Countess von der Groeben), (1854-1910) wife of the German Diplomat Ottmar von Mohl.

$66.76

Narrative of a Ten Years Residence at Tripoli in Africa: from the original correspondence in the possession of the family of the Late Richard Tully, Esq. The British Consul.
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Narrative of a Ten Years Residence at Tripoli in Africa: from the original correspondence in the possession of the family of the Late Richard Tully, Esq. The British Consul.

By Tully, Miss

First edition. Printed for Henry Colburn, British and Foreign Public Library, Conduit Street, Hanover Square. London. 1816. 4to. xiii, bl., (2), 370pp. Folding map, 5 hand coloured tissue guarded plates. Later half calf, spine in six compartments with raised banding, gilt lettering and motifs, marbled boards, new endpapers. Short detachment of tissue guard and title page to base. Very occasional spotting. Richard Tully was the British Consul at Tripoli from 1783 to 1793, and, according to the preface, these letters were written by his sister; and attributed to his sister-in-law in the second and third editions. The author's identity has always been a mystery: there is no record of a sister, nor of another female family member residing in Tripoli apart from Mr Tully's wife and two daughters. The final entry is dated April 30, 1795, Gibraltar. It reads: "Since you must have had my letters with the journal of Tripoli". Louisa Maria Tully (daughter of Richard Tully) married Alexander Simpson on 19 March 1795 in Gibraltar. Her sister, Anne, married Gaspar Gomez de la Serna Perez de Beas, having four children before his death in 1808, residing in Minorca. Both daughters were fluent in Arabic, both were intimate with the court of Tripoli, regarded as daughters of the Court. Mrs Tully may be discounted as the author as she is referred to in the third person. The first person author[s] are variably "we" or "I". I suggest that these letters were written by the Tully sisters. Byron admitted his plagiarism of this work "by the way, much of the description of the furniture, in Canto Third, [of Don Juan] is Taken from Tully's Tripoli (pray note this). Remember I never meant to conceal this at all." Abbey Travel 299 Blackmer 1052

$1468.61

Christmas formula and other stories. Being No. 11 of the Furnival Books
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Christmas formula and other stories. Being No. 11 of the Furnival Books

By Benson, Stella

William Jackson. Joiner and Steele. London. 1932. 8vo. 67pp. Woodcut frontis. Original cloth, gilt lettering to spine and cover. Teg. Signed limited edition 377/550. Joiner and Steele insert tipped in, as called for. Bookplate of Peter M. Jeavons to fep. Foreword by Geoffrey West. Stella Benson (1892-1933) novelist, poet, and travel writer. She lived in China from 1920, whilst continuing to travel widely. She died in Hongay Indo-China in 1933.

$53.40

Annals of South Glamorgan. Historical, Legendary, and Descriptive Chapters on some leading places of interest.
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Annals of South Glamorgan. Historical, Legendary, and Descriptive Chapters on some leading places of interest.

By Spencer, Marianne Robertson

W. Spurrell & Son. Carmarthen. n.d. [1913]. First edition. Royal 8vo. viii, 269pp. Title in red. Photo frontis., numerous photo illus. and drawings. Historiated initials. Corrigenda tipped in. Original cloth, bumped, a little rubbing to extremities. Teg. Occasional spotting, and to foredge. With local ephemera loosely inserted. Marianne Robertson Spencer (1861-1924)

$46.73

Narrative of the Demolition of the Monastery of Port Royal des Champs, including biographical memoirs of its latter inhabitants
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Narrative of the Demolition of the Monastery of Port Royal des Champs, including biographical memoirs of its latter inhabitants

By Schimmelpenninck, Mary Anne

Printed for J. and A. Arch. London. 1816. Octavo. viii, 379pp. Recent quarter calf, marbled boards. Spine in six compartments with raised bands and gilt lettering and motifs. Endpapers and title slightly toned, some occasional spotting. Schimmelpenninck, Mrs Mary Anne nee Galton (1778–1856), Author. She published this volume after her visits to Port Royal in 1814-15, after Hannah More sent her some writings of the Port Royalists. Port Royal des Champs, the Cistercian Abbey of Jansenist nuns who were initially harassed, confined and denied the sacrament over fifty years, then dispersed in 1709, the buildings and graves systematically destroyed 1710-1712. "A striking illustration of the inestimable value and importance of both religious and civil liberty"

$60.08

Nursery Rhymes.
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Nursery Rhymes.

By Sackville-West, V

Limited Edition: Number 527 of 550. Royal 8vo. 66, (blank), (1)pp. On hand-made laid paper, with title and first page of text in pink and black; decorative cloth gilt, gilt back, gilt inner dentelles. Untrimmed edges, a lovely copy in unclipped protected dustwrapper lightly sunned to spine, with minor spotting.

$200.27